Kym and Shaun Williamson are joining forces!
Former EastEnders favourite Shaun Williamson is teaming up with Corrie’s Kym Marsh in a musical!
Yep, Shaun, who played doomed Barry, will appear alongside Kym in an arena tour of the hit musical Elf, which is based on the classic Christmas film starring Will Ferrell and James Caan.
The Mirror reports that Kym will play Buddy the Elf’s girlfriend, Jovie, while Shaun takes the role of Buddy’s dad, Walter.
This is the first role Kym has landed since she revealed she’d be leaving Coronation Street.
Talking about her new part, Kym said: “Elf is an iconic Christmas film and having seen the musical myself last year I am very excited to be part of this fun and heart-warming show.”
Meanwhile, EastEnders fan favourite Shaun said: “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Kym, Tam [Ryan, who will play Buddy] and the rest of this hugely talented cast to bring Elf to the big stage this December.”
Since poor Barry was shoved to his death by evil Janine back in 2004, Shaun has enjoyed a number of TV roles, including parts in Extras, The Bill, Life’s Too Short and Casualty. Last summer he even teamed up with CBeebies star Mister Maker at Butlins!
Meanwhile, Kym announced last month that she’d be quitting Corrie after playing Michelle Connor for the last 13 years.
She told The Sun: “It’s been an incredibly difficult decision, but it feels like the right time for me to explore other roles.
“When I was lucky enough to be offered four episodes I could never in my wildest dreams have thought I’d be here 13 years later.”
EastEnders continues on BBC1 and Coronation Street on ITV.
Shaun pic: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock; Kym pic: PA Wire/PA Images